Here’s How to Prepare Your Charleston Landscaping for Winter

Here’s How to Prepare Your Charleston Landscaping for Winter

While the winters in Charleston are generally very mild, it doesn’t mean you can ignore your landscaping. With a little preparation and proper care, you will improve your home’s curb appeal and keep your plants healthy. Here are just a few ways that you can prepare your Charleston landscaping for the cold winter months.

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Don’t Miss Out on These Great Fall Events Happening in Charleston this September

Don’t Miss Out on These Great Fall Events Happening in Charleston this September

Summer may be winding down to a close, but the fun isn’t stopping any time soon in Charleston, SC. 

September is back to school month, and as things settle into the relaxed pace of fall, the Charleston and Mount Pleasant Area September events calendar is still loaded with are plenty of great reasons to kick back, relax and celebrate. 

With that in mind, I want to share with you some of the coolest festivals and celebrations happening in and around Charleston this September. Don’t miss out!

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Painting Your Charleston Home to Sell

Painting Your Charleston Home to Sell

When it comes to selling a home, staging is not a must, but it can help people get the kind of picture in their mind of what the home really has the potential to look like. This is why the little details can sometimes really go a long way in terms of helping to seal the deal fast and lock down a great price on your home.

When people think of staging, they often think of adding furniture and decorations. In fact, there are lots of other aspects involved in the staging process as well. One of the often underestimated factors that sellers might want to take into account in the color and condition of the walls themselves. After all, most buyers have enough to worry about when they move into a new home and don’t want to add painting to the list.

With that in mind, here are industry expert tips on the best ways to paint interior walls for staging.

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Easy Ways to Make Your New House in Charleston Feel Like Home

Easy Ways to Make Your New House in Charleston Feel Like Home

Moving into a new house in Charleston is always exciting. That being said, once all those boxes have cleared and all the furniture is in place sometimes a space needs a little pizazz to get it really feeling like it is not just a house, but actually your house. This is often especially true  if this is your first home or if you have recently upgraded to a newer space and might have a little extra room to fill with your existing furnishings. 

So what are some quick and easy ways to get that new house feeling like a home pronto? Read on to find out!

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Landscaping Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Landscaping Tips to Boost Your Curb Appeal

When it comes to selling your property, a little curb appeal can go a long way. The thing is that many sellers, or even casual property owners, will skip out on the landscaping for fear of having to invest significant time or resources. With that in mind, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Basic landscaping does not need to be difficult or expensive! These easy and affordable DIY ideas can help any homeowner transform their yard from bland to beautiful in just one weekend.

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All Generations Believe Renting Is More Affordable Than Owning—Even Though It’s Not True

All Generations Believe Renting Is More Affordable Than Owning—Even Though It’s Not True

The misconception that renting is more affordable than homeownership is not only costing renters of every generation money, it’s also costing them the ability to own their own home. If you’ve been renting because you believe it’s saving you money—no matter how old you are—it’s time to look at the facts, reevaluate your situation, and consider transitioning to homeownership.

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Andrew Paugh Earns NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

Andrew Paugh Earns NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

Mount Pleasant, SC 02/19/2019 — Andrew Paugh with Carolina One Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.

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More Than 19 Million Millennials Across the US are "Mortgage Ready"

More Than 19 Million Millennials Across the US are "Mortgage Ready"

When someone uses the term “millennials,” most people don’t immediately think of financial stability or homeownership. But according to a new study, more millennials than ever are ready, willing, and able to purchase property in today’s market.

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Development and Economic Growth in Charleston... Should We Embrace It or Resist It?

Development and Economic Growth in Charleston... Should We Embrace It or Resist It?

If we're being honest, most of us have had this conversation with our friends and loved ones over dinner at some point in the last few years. The landscape of our beloved city is changing before our eyes. We sit in traffic longer than we ever have before, our beaches seem to be so much more crowded than we remember them being "just yesterday," and we are spending more and more of our wages on rent or our mortgages. With all this development going on, should we embrace the change or resist at all costs?

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Will a Rise in Sea Levels Affect Property Values in Charleston?

Will a Rise in Sea Levels Affect Property Values in Charleston?

I recently read an article on the Axios website that discussed sea level rise and its impact on home values in the Southeast. Charleston was one of the places mentioned specifically. In the article, it reports on a study was recently conducted jointly by First Street and Columbia University that provides evidence that a potential rise in sea levels is already having an impact on home values in the Southeast, to the tune of $7.4 billion.

Initially the headline causes some feelings of panic in many of us that own homes close to the coast. But should we all sell our houses and move to Ridgeville or should we ignore the findings because, hey, we love living here and there will always be a strong housing market in Mount Pleasant and the islands? Maybe there's some middle ground that we could explore further.

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Late Summer Lawn Care Tips

Late Summer Lawn Care Tips

If you're like me, you have spent quite a bit of time getting your lawn and flowerbeds in order this summer, sometimes battling intense heat, several days of rain, or the dreaded chamberbitter infestation.

I thought I would say a few words about what I've learned about late summer lawn care as a homeowner, and things I've been taught by my friends and neighbors. I hope you find these tips to be useful!

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4 Tips for Buying a Home in a Hot Market

4 Tips for Buying a Home in a Hot Market

When a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one day and gone the next. And on top of the challenge of finding a home, most homes (especially the desirable ones) have multiple offers, making it harder to get into the home of your dreams.

But buying a home in a hot market isn’t impossible! You just have to approach it strategically and stack the deck in your favor to find – and successfully buy – the right home for you and your family.

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